Snow is a rarely featured weather pattern in GTA games. Only a few games of the series incorporated it. Snow first appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in the main story mission Saint Mark's Bistro and has made a few other appearances since then.
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in the main story mission Saint Mark's Bistro.
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories upon reaching level 9 of the Car Salesman side missions exclusively in the PSP version.
- Grand Theft Auto V during the events of Prologue and Bury the Hatchet, for in both missions, the town of Ludendorff, North Yankton is covered in snow and is also in the midst of a light snowstorm. It was also turned on in the whole of Los Santos and Blaine County on Christmas Day in Grand Theft Auto Online as a 'Holiday Gift' from Rockstar. It was removed a day later, and Rockstar received negative reactions from gamers over the quick removal of snow. In 2014, snow was re-added between December 24 and December 26 as part of the Festive Surprise. It later reappeared between December 31, 2014 and January 2, 2015. It appeared once again in GTA Online on December 23, 2015 as part of the Festive Surprise 2015 update. It also appeared again in GTA Online on December 30th and lasted until January 5, 2016.
There have also been numerous modifications to the other games in the series to provide such weather features. Snow is also able to be activated in Grand Theft Auto V using the in-game weather cheat code, although it is not as highly detailed as the snow in GTA Online.
- During snow events like the Festive Surprise Christmas event, snow will form on anything dropped, including dropped parachutes and car parts. However, it will not form on car roofs.
- In Grand Theft Auto IV's internal files, there are some unused white textures for traffic lights and lampposts; their file names have an "s" at the end. This means that, at some point in development, snow was intended to be featured in the game.